December 14 In Season at the Market
Buying and eating in season produce is good for your nutrition and helps the economy, our seasonal updates are here to lend a hand.
Let us inspire you with just a few of the fresh, locally grown produce now in season at the South Australia Produce Market that you will find at your local fruit and veg store.
While it may be almost impossible to make potatoes taste bad, that doesn’t mean their flavour can’t be improved upon. Picking up varieties that are local & in season is the best way to ensure you’re extracting the most flavour out of your potatoes. If you are preparing a roast for Christmas entertaining – look out for locally grown Mitolo’s yellow bag of chipping potatoes. These are specially designed to crisp up and make for an excellent potato option for your roasts.
South Australian stone fruits are in season and arriving daily at the produce markets from the Riverland. Yellow peaches are tasting especially delicious this season and are such a versatile fruit they can be used in fruit platters, cooked in desserts or included in your salads. For inspiration why not try this recipe for Peach Donuts!
Grown locally in the northern Adelaide plains the smell of fresh Basil never gets old. Perfect for summer entertaining, mix with Roma Tomatoes and Bocconcini for a simple summer salad or add to your strawberry desserts – it’s a great match for sweet dishes as well. Basil has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to lower the risk of conditions such as arthritis and heart disease and the oils in the herb are also great for fighting bacteria.
Although not grown here in South Australia, there is a huge supply of mangoes coming into the produce market at the moment. With so many varieties currently available you could try a new one every day of the week to sample all the flavours and pick your favourite. Pick some up for your Christmas shop and mix with iceberg lettuce for your prawn cocktails!
You’ll find the best produce inside your local independent fruit & veg stores. Locate your closest store here. And don’t forget to check out Pick a Local, Pick SA Facebook page or the latest news from your local fresh produce experts.